For example, if a dog has painful hips, they will try to avoid using their hips and hindlegs when possible- so they will often pull themselves into a standing position with their front legs. This overloads the triceps muscles at the back of the forelimb, the pectoral muscles and the attachments behind the scapula, where they attach to the body. In these cases we often find pain in these areas and need to treat this as well as the primary condition.
Understanding degenerative myelopathy in dogs: Care tips for your canine companion Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the spinal cord of dogs, leading to hind limb weakness and paralysis. By understanding its symptoms, progression, treatment options, and ongoing research, you can navigate the challenges posed by this condition with confidence and provide the best possible care for your furry friend.
Making muscles to manage hip dysplasia! Goldie puppy Fan Shu builds strength and stability. When we met Fan Shu as a puppy at 10months of age, he had both severe hip dysplasia and a shoulder injury causing deformity and pain. Luckily, he was adopted and his pet pawrents bought him to us to first help with pain and then create an exercise plan to keep him both comfortable and build him up to be fit for life.